Bollywood's much-anticipated movie "Tiger Zinda Hai" starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif is a sequel to thriller drama "Ek Tha Tiger", which hasn't released in the country yet. Moreover, it looks like it will never release in India's neighboring country Pakistan. Salman Khan has a huge fan base in the neighboring country and his films have always adored the love bond people from both the nations share. But to the dismay, the movie has been refused the No-Objection Certificate (NOC) for import by Pakistan's Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage. Pakistan's Central Board of Film Censor (CBFC) Chairman Mobasher Hasan told The Express Tribune:
'Tiger Zinda Hai' has been refused the NOC, citing the same reason as the first installment of the franchise.
Produced by Yash Raj Films (YRF), Ali Abbas Zafar directorial 'Tiger Zinda Hai' is about two spies one from and another from Pakistan. The movie is all set for its release on December 22. Sulaiman S. Lalani, Executive Director, Geo TV Network, who was to distribute the movie, is all disheartened. Talking to IANS Lalani quoted;The image of Pakistan and its law enforcement agencies have been compromised.
Our preferred option was that 'Tiger Zinda Hai' should have been allowed for import, presented to censor board, and if any objectionable material was found against the interests of Pakistan/ Islam, exhibition of the film shouldn't have been allowed then.
Lalani also told the leading news agency that he was verbally advised that Ministry of Information will not to issue a NOC to "Tiger Zinda Hai" with "no reasons assigned". On the flip side, Lalani is also expecting a written response now. Lalani further added;In fact, if there was any thing against the national interests of Pakistan in the film, we ourselves wouldn't have sought the exhibition but this could have been done only after preview of the film.
"Tiger Zinda Hai" director Zafar had previously told the leading the news agency that "the film is a very human story... it is not political at all. The idea is that when there is a fight between right and wrong, what is at stake is humanity. And there's nothing bigger than humanity" What's your take on it so let us know by commenting in the section below.Pakistan loves Salman Khan. 'Sultan' was a mega blockbuster and minted approximately $3 million at the box office in Pakistan. His 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' was also loved by fans here.
news courtesy: ians
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